Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), one of WHO Initiatives, announced today (25th August 2017) that Ethiopia’s Tigray region is among World No Tobacco Day 2017 award winners. The statement in WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) website is below.
Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards, World No Tobacco Day Awards.
African Region awardees
Tigray Regional Health Bureau, Tigray National Regional State, Federal Democracti Republic of Ethiopia
Mrs Olivia Agyekumwaa Boateng, Republic of Ghana
Dr Ravelojoeliandriambeloaritafika Aurélien, Directeur de l’Office National de Lutte Antitabac, Republic of Madagascar
National Assembly of the Republic of the Gambia
Dr Elel Boulou Epse Ndembiyembe Flore, Republic of Cameroon
Tigray region is the first Ethiopian region to banned smoking in public places with fines more than an average monthly wage.